WFP Finance Assistant Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

WFP Finance Assistant Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

About WFP
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.

After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year.

The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Job Purpose

To support effective delivery of finance, budget and administration support services in order to facilitate transparent and efficient utilization of financial resources.

Key Accountabilities

  • Act as the VAT focal person for the Uganda Country office, roles include but are not limited to: Filling VAT returns and carrying out reconciliations.
  • Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Monitor the sub-imprest bank and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and appropriately disbursed.
  • Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures, to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations.
  • Assist in compiling information from various sources in order to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting, finance and statistics.
  • Retrieve, format and validate information obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective actions.
  • Perform administrative duties related to the monitoring and recording of fixed
    assets, spend on fuel and spare parts for vehicles and generators, to ensure that the databases are accurately updated.
  • Maintain the web-based register for all invoices and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines.
  • Monitor and record all expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants and other supplier invoices are processed in a timely manner.
  • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other support staff, to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
  • A University degree in Finance, Accounting, auditing, Commerce or any other related field;
  • At least four (4) years working experience in the field of finance, accounting or auditig gained from reputable organizations;
  • A thorough Knowledge of Accounting Methods and knowledge of Standard Finance Software Packages and systems (knowledge of SAP is an added advantage);
  • Proficienncy in using MS Office applications;
    Knowledge of the Uganda Tax laws and systems.

    Other Specific Job Requirements
  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
  • Has experience collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes, assessing financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior leaders.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; WFP Finance Assistant Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

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